The Brain Network Activation (BNA) System
Bringing concussion and other brain injury diagnostic tools out of the Dark Ages
The Concussion Challenge…
The CDC estimates that more than 3.8 million sports-related brain injuries
occur each year. Many of these injuries go undiagnosed and for those that
are identified, many are not well-managed. Added to this problem is the
fact that, historically, doctors haven't had the most precise tools
to diagnose and manage concussions. But the medical community knows that
repeated, undiagnosed or improperly managed concussions can cause cumulative
brain damage over time.
Imagine the ability to actually "see" and measure a brain injury,
compare it to other conditions of its type and properly diagnose it. The
right type of treatment could then be prescribed and best of all, the
physician and the patient would have a "road map" for understanding
when it is safe to return to activity.
The Brain Network Activation System makes it all possible and Dr. Williams
is proud to offer this incredible technology to his patients.
A revolutionary, non-invasive diagnostic tool for patients who are suspected
to be suffering from
concussion or other
brain injuries, the BNA Activation System uses a combination of electroencephalogram
(EEG) technology and state-of-the-art software that processes brain signals
in a multi-layer way that measures the connections that underlay brain
function and dysfunction. This technology also proves incredibly useful
in evaluating and managing chronic pain and the changes that occur in
the brain as a result of it.
During the examination, Dr. Williams is able to record the brain signals
during standardized cognitive tasks designed to evoke specific brain processes.
The results are then compared a huge data repository of brain activity
maps gathered from people with healthy brain function as well as with
those who have existing brain-related conditions. The comparative process
aids in diagnosing potential disorders in the patient who is being examined
because it uses objective neurological measurements to differentiate a
healthy brain from one affected by disease or injury.
Once this data is obtained, it aids in a better and more informed decision
on treatment and recovery time required for the brain to heal.